Modern Canada

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Modern Canada

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Question 1
Which of these was not invented by a Canadian inventor?
A
The heart pacemaker
B
Electric light bulbs
C
The telephone
D
The television
Question 2
Which of these is currently Canada’s largest trade partner?
A
United States
B
Mexico
C
China
D
European Union
Question 3
In which year did Donovan Bailey of Canada break the 100m world record and become a double Olympic gold medallist?
A
200
B
1996
C
1988
D
1992
Question 4
Who developed the Standard Time Zone system?
A
Joseph Bombardier
B
Sir Sanford Fleming
C
Charles Best
D
Alexander Graham Bell
Question 5
When was the Canadian Pension Plan introduced?
A
1920
B
1947
C
1965
D
1940
Question 6
In what year was an Act passed which guarantees equal access to French and English federal government services?
A
1989
B
1959
C
1969
D
1979
Question 7
In 1975, Canada welcomed over 50,000 refugees from which country?
A
Vietnam
B
Ethiopia
C
Hungary
D
South Africa
Question 8
Canada’s modern energy industry began with the discovery of oil in 1947 in which province?
A
Québec
B
British Columbia
C
Manitoba
D
Alberta
Question 9
What is Canada’s official summer sport?
A
Hockey
B
Football
C
Lacrosse
D
Soccer
Question 10
Canadians Sir Frederick Banting and Charles Best discovered which revolutionary drug?
A
Insulin
B
Warfarin
C
Penicillin
D
Viagra
Question 11
Federal government (un)employment insurance was introduced in Canada in which year?
A
1930
B
1940
C
1960
D
1950
Question 12
Perhaps Canada’s best-known contribution to the visual arts is…?
A
The Group of Seven
B
The Group of Four
C
The Group of Eight
D
The Group of Six
Question 13
Canadian James Naismith invented which sport in 1891?
A
American football
B
Baseball
C
Basketball
D
Korfball
Question 14
When was La Francophonie founded?
A
1950
B
1947
C
1975
D
1970
Question 15
In which year did Canada pass the threshold that more than 50% of its population had adequate food, shelter, and clothing?
A
1957
B
1927
C
1947
D
1951
Question 16
The period of rapid change in Québec in the 1960s was called what?
A
The Québec revolution
B
The French Revolution
C
The noisy revolution
D
The quiet revolution
Question 17
What organizations has Canada joined?
A
All of these
B
NORAD
C
NATO
D
UN
Question 18
Canadian company Research in Motion is best known for its invention which communications device?
A
The iPhone
B
Nokia phone
C
Galaxy phone
D
The BlackBerry
Question 19
Widely regarded as the greatest hockey player of all time, which Canadian team did Wayne Gretzky play for between 1979 and 1988?
A
Edmonton Oilers
B
Montréal Canadiens
C
Toronto Maple Leafs
D
Ottawa Senators
Question 20
What have Canadians Sidney Altman, Richard Lee Taylor, Michael Smith, Bertram Brockhouse, Gerhardt Hertzberg, and John Polanyi all got in common?
A
They’ve all won Oscars
B
They’ve all won Emmys
C
They’ve all won Pulitzer prizes
D
They’ve all won Nobel prizes
Question 21
How many times have referendums produced a negative result for Québec sovereignty?
A
Twice
B
Once
C
Never
D
Three times
Question 22
Terry Fox, a British Columbian, tried to run across Canada in the “Marathon of Hope” to raise money for what?
A
Cancer research
B
Heart disease research
C
Multiple Sclerosis research
D
Parkinson’s disease research
Question 23
Canadian football teams compete in the Canadian Football League for which trophy?
A
The Red Cup
B
The Grey Cup
C
The Black Cup
D
The White Cup
Question 24
Which war did Canadian troops fight in as part of a United Nations force between 1950 and 1953?
A
Cambodia
B
Korea
C
Vietnam
D
Laos
Question 25
Who were the last group of Canadians, in 1960, to get the vote?
A
Japanese Canadians
B
Chinese Canadians
C
Aboriginal Canadians
D
Mexican Canadians
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